Twitter Trend Awards Reveals Top Trending Anime Words for Each Month in 2018

posted on by Kim Morrissy

Every year, the Twitter Trend Awards give out a prize to the most-tweeted words on the social media platform. Last year, Kemono Friends was dubbed Anime of the Year, leading to director TATSUKI accepting the award while wearing a penguin suit.

In the lead up to the award announcements on December 26, the Twitter Trend Awards account has been posting the most popular anime-related words on Twitter for each month. According to their tweets, the most popular words are as follows:


  • your name.
  • Shaft
  • Tiger & Bunny
  • Devilman
  • "Takagi-san! Why you little...!" (a reference to Karakai Jōzu no Takagi-san)


  • "I've been thinking about Hellshake Yano"
  • "Let's Meet At The Witch Assembly" (a tag for witch-themed art)
  • Zoids World
  • Pop Team Epic


  • Ojamajo Doremi Quiz
  • "A title you really want to see become an anime"
  • "Gundam lol" (Gundam Wing was rebroadcast on TV during this time, and the Japanese slang word for 'lol' is 'w')
  • "A rush of anime adaptations" (Refers to the anime announcements of Karakuri Circus, Muhyo & Roji's Bureau of Supernatural Investigation, Dorohedoro, etc.)


  • GeGeGe no Kitarō
  • Tokyo Ghoul:re
  • Zero the Enforcer (from Detective Conan: Zero the Enforcer)
  • Liz and the Blue Bird


  • "Orga no. 1" (refers to the character from Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans)
  • Den-noh Coil
  • LiSA
  • Zootopia
  • "Thank you, IDOLiSH7"


  • "Wake Up Girls Breakup"
  • Precure
  • Steins;Gate 0
  • JoJo


  • Darling in the FranXX
  • Girls und Panzer das Final
  • "Four Manga That Made Me Who I Am"
  • Netflix's commercial


  • "Stop piracy"
  • Code Geass the Re;surrection
  • "Gintama has five episodes left"
  • "Your Pancreas" (a reference to the novel and movie I want to eat your pancreas)
  • "My voice actor is..." (a reference to an online application at the time that gave you the name of a voice actor who would voice your character when you input your name)


  • "Magia Record anime announced"
  • "Sword Art Online has four cours"
  • aqours
  • "Azur Lane anime announced"


  • Railgun season 3
  • Goblin Slayer
  • Kemono Friends 2


  • "Comiket costs money now"
  • Hypnosis Mic Final Battle
  • Sea Otter Pot (a reference to a dish featured in Golden Kamuy)
  • Yuki Yuna
  • Drifters


  • Ghost in the Shell
  • Cure Infini (a reference to a character in Hugtto! Precure
  • Princess Principal
  • "Everyone relive Liz and the Blue Bird together"

Update: "Rakko Pot" was corrected to "Sea Otter Pot" from Golden Kamuy.

Source: Twitter Trend Awards twitter account via Yara-on!

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